There is many different aspects of exterior lighting, from the practicality of lighting a path or lighting stone work to enhance the look of you property at night or maybe creating a modern seating area with warm mood lighting, This page is all about giving you ideas and explaining different concepts to help you to chose the right exterior lighting for your property!
Garden spike lights are a fantastic versatile product allowing you to bring your garden to life at night washing up tree trunks to fill the canopy, making your shrubs glow or bringing the colour out in your planters they can really brings a whole new aspect of life to your garden letting enjoy your garden as much at night as you do during the day.
Up lighting is a brilliant way to wash light up features around your garden like gate pillars, garden walls, fences etc
Up lighters really come into their own for washing light up the front of a building. giving your home a grand stand out appearance they are also sometimes a great alternative to wall lights or soffit lights on an existing property with the lights being installed in the ground around the perimeter of the building there is no need for any disturbance within the property.
LED tape lighting can bring a massive impact to anywhere on the exterior of a property, recessed around the perimeter of the driveway, running along the soffits of the house washing light down the wall, marking a pathway, lighting the steps, recessed into decking, around planters or even along the bottom edge of glass balustrade filling the glass itself with light. the list goes on! If you are thinking about lighting the exterior of a property think about how you can utilise this product to give your home the wow factor!
Ballard lighting is the most common form of lighting a path or a driveway with a wide variety of choice but they do have pro’s and con’s
Pro’s Bollard lights give a good spread of light from above the ground flooding all around them giving an area good general lighting. Bollards come in a wide range of very stylish finishes and can add a great sense of design to the entrance of a property.
Con’s Because bollard lights stand up from the ground, they must be fitted to a level base which is not always the easiest to incorporate into a sloping driveway or path. Because they stand above ground, they are quite susceptible to damage from cars or children playing round them with balls etc.
Flood lights are the go-to security lights for any type of property and are also used for lighting the exterior of a property. However, they are not a decorative fitting so rather than wall mounting them as you would for security purposes its more effective and aesthetically pleasing to light a building from the ground. A good way to add feature when flood lighting a building is to position them behind a grass or such like to cast a shadow upon the building.
domed ground lights
domed ground ligths
Domed ground lights are a good way to wash light across paths and driveways. most being a very durable drive over product sealed to IP67 meaning they are protected against jets of water from any angle and will be fine if they become submersed in a puddle.
A good alternative where bollards are not suitable!
Wall lights are a fantastic way to bring style and design to the exterior of a property with a massive range of products available. Wall lights have may applications around the exterior of a property, on the building for washing light up and down, for security, or around garden walls even recessed into stone work! there is a lot of thought to be put into picking the right wall lights to enhance the appearance of your property.
I consider spot lights as the go to form of decking lighting, usually bought in kits of 10 at a very affordable price and fairly quick and easy to install they bring a brilliant feature to any decking at a very reasonable expense!